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Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host World Cup 2026

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco’s proposal to host it. The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected ...

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Harry Kane signs new six-year contract as Tottenham smash wage ceiling

Harry Kane signs new six-year contract as Tottenham smash wage ceiling

Harry Kane has signed a new six‑year contract at Tottenham Hotspur worth up to £200,000 a week including bonuses as the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, dramatically raised the wage ceiling of the ...

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How the Capitals’ many close calls added up to a big Stanley Cup victory

How the Capitals' many close calls added up to a big Stanley Cup victory

First thing’s first: The Las Vegas Golden Knights were close. No Stanley Cup final series can be reduced to mere millimeters, but when so many small distances conspire to create such a large difference, ...

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Sloane Stephens happy to avoid talk of pressure before French Open final

Sloane Stephens happy to avoid talk of pressure before French Open final

When young athletes on the rise get close to a big moment they can turn into robots, as if erecting an invisible wall to avert all unwanted distractions that might ...

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Triple Crown hopeful Justify readies for run at history, but it won’t be easy

Triple Crown hopeful Justify readies for run at history, but it won't be easy

or a century it’s been regarded as perhaps the most difficult task in American sports: winning three prestigious races at three different distances in three different states over a five-week ...

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Ricardo Rodriguez: Swiss defender who was given a 50% chance of living

Ricardo Rodriguez: Swiss defender who was given a 50% chance of living

Ricardo Rodriguez is one of the main reasons why Switzerland are at this World Cup. Despite having won nine of 10 qualifiers, the team found themselves in a play-off against Northern Ireland. ...

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Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues

The first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of the money being paid to players and agents, has transformed ...

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Championship clubs feel the strain as financial gap to Premier League grows

Championship clubs feel the strain as financial gap to Premier League grows

The Championship continues to be a financially punishing league, with 19 of the 24 clubs having made losses in 2016-17, according to an analysis of their most recently published accounts by the ...

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Arsenal sign Juventus and Switzerland full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner

Arsenal sign Juventus and Switzerland full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner

Arsenal have announced the signing of the Switzerland defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus. The 34-year-old attacking full-back, who becomes Unai Emery’s first signing at the club, won ...

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Manchester United agree deal to sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United agree deal to sign midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United have confirmed they have agreed a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign the Brazil midfielder Fred. The 25-year-old is expected to cost around £52m and sign a five-year contract. ...

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